According to Schalke’s sports director Peter Knäbel, interim coach Matthias Kreutzer will also be in charge of the Bundesliga relegated team against Hertha BSC next weekend.

“If we can act quickly, that’s good. But we’re not rushing things now,” said the 56-year-old. “We are continuing the search, which started really well in the last two or three days. From my point of view, it is clear that Matthias Kreutzer and Buyo (Mike Büskens, note) will also sit out against Hertha BSC. I think The players also have something to make up for with Matthias and Buyo.”

After the 1:3 loss at SC Paderborn, Knäbel also said: “It wasn’t an application from the team for the new coach.” But he also added: “I’m not afraid that one of the candidates we spoke to will say: ‘Uiuiui, such a shitty performance, such a mess, I don’t want to go there at all.'” Knäbel said about the trainer’s profile on the TV channel Sky: “It’s important to have a coach who can deal with such situations. Who can stabilize the team, who can of course also give the players the appropriate self-confidence.”